CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF PERSONS: CORPORATE RIGHTS
November 9, 2011
Yesterday an initiative in Mississippi to make every human embryo entitled to all rights of “personhood” failed, but I’m intrigued by the logic behind the drive to protect persons’ lives.
The US Supreme Court has reaffirmed that for-profit corporations chartered by state secretaries of state have all the rights of “persons.” So I wonder by the logic of rights of persons: Isn’t it the case that once chartered, a corporation (formerly inc now llc) cannot be killed by competitive corporate persons or by state-organized liquidation, who are arguably criminally guilty of voluntary manslaughter? The right to life of persons is huge. Love and peace--hal